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WHAT DOES FIREFREE88 DO AND HOW DOES IT WORK?

What does FF88 do?

Over the past several years,
Firefree88 has been widely demonstrated and tested.

Based on prescribed testing,
FF88 has clearly demonstrated that, depending on the dry mil thickness applied to walls,
             San Francisco Live Burn (6:44)
ceilings and other construction assemblies and materials, it can resist a fire up to 2000° Fahrenheit for up to two hours and can contribute to the containment of fire.

Containment is recognized as an effective code mandated fire safety requirement for fire resistance and fire safety design and is expressed in the proper design of fire rated party walls, ceilings, shafts, access and egress corridors.

How does FF88 work?

When exposed to a heat source of approximately 350° Fahrenheit,
FF88 will begin to intumesce, or expand, forming a protective barrier between the flame source and the substrate to which the coating was applied.

This barrier will prevent the fire from penetrating the walls and ceilings made of such substrate.
              Side-by-Side Corner Test (3:44)
Without Firefree 88, as the initial materials burn, fire will penetrate walls and ceilings, leading to their rapid deterioration and a resulting spread of the flames to adjoining rooms.

Additionally, the penetration of the fire in the walls and ceilings will lead to their contributing to the fire itself, by becoming fuel to the initial flames.

With
Firefree 88, walls and ceilings will resist fire penetration thereby helping to contain the initial fire to the room of origin.

MORE DEMONSTRATION VIDEOS
Georgia Fire Safety Symposium - Testing walls and eaves

Georgia Fire Safety Symposium testing walls & eaves (5:57)
Fire Training Center - Testing elementary school lofts

 Fire Training Center - Testing elementary school lofts (3:13)